Inlays and Onlays Procedure
Larger restorative work requires inlays or onlays. We have our own high-quality lab at our main facility in Abu Dhabi. Using different ceramic materials, we can manufacture onlays and inlays directly for you to minimise your wait time. We also do not use temporary fillings, as this can sometimes lead to discomfort. Thanks to our advanced digital scanners, there is no discomfort while we make dental impressions. A two-minute scan gives us all the information we need, in full detail and the highest resolution.
We provide the perfect restoration fast – usually the same day – and the entire procedure is quality controlled. The inlay/onlay is bonded to the tooth and becomes almost like a new layer of enamel – aesthetic, durable and strong.
It is important that the tooth is dry during treatment. The quality and lifespan of the ceramic inlay/onlay has a direct relation to the technique and time spent on creating the filling.
An inlay/onlay can look and feel right, but still have quality concerns. At Snö, we always document our fillings during treatment in order to ensure our high-quality standard. When the treatment is suggested, you get a two-year warranty, irrespective of what happens to the filling.
Schematic of a cavity filled with a ceramic inlay.
Close up of back teeth (molar) before and after ceramic inlay.
Schematic of a cavity filled with a ceramic onlay (covers the chewing area).
Three back teeth (molars and premolar) with old amalgam.
Amalgam replaced with bonded ceramic onlays.